The kitchen is known as the heart of any home and calling it that really does make perfect sense. This is the space where memories centered around cooking are created, where food is shared and where family and friends most often gather. But kitchens are no longer like your grandmother’s — appliance technology has continuously been getting better each year. According to a report from Grand View Research, the global smart kitchen appliance market is expected to reach a revenue of $60.19 billion by 2030. For consumers, that means there will be plenty of new, innovative products. Here are some of best smart appliances to keep an eye out for if you’re looking to add a serious upgrade to your kitchen.
Samsung Bespoke AI Oven
Let’s face it, the oven is probably the most important appliance in any kitchen. With Samsung’s Bespoke AI Oven, the famed company has connected the world of artificial intelligence with modern cooking technologies. Not only does the oven monitor food while it’s cooking, but it can even send a warning notification if your meal starts to burn. Cooking will no longer be a guessing game, as the AI-powered oven can recommend the perfect cooking temperature and time for more than 80 different dishes and ingredients. The oven also features full steam, sous-vide and air fry modes – making it arguably the best all-in-one appliance on the market.
BLOK Smart Cutting Board
When thinking of appliances that least needed an upgrade, the cutting board is probably one of the first that comes to mind. However, the people over at BLOK would strongly disagree. The company’s smart cutting board, dubbed “the Peloton of the kitchen,” will make you wonder how you ever lived without a cutting board that had a scratch resistant, waterproof screen. BLOK’s display is detachable from the wooden cutting board and comes with a docking station that has speakers, allowing you to stream live or on-demand cooking classes. The cutting board can also be paired with an app that lets users order ingredients from delivery companies.
LG MoodUp Refrigerator
Bored with your typically colored refrigerator? Say hello to LG’s new MoodUp refrigerator. With innovative LED door panels capable of producing 22 colors on the upper door and 19 on the lower, the MoodUp will add a whole new vibe to the kitchen. Users can customize the LED panels and can even apply preset themes, including season, place, mood and pop. Aside from the brightly lit doors, the MoodUp features a Bluetooth speaker that can stream music from your favorite app. It also boasts an AI chip that will help improve and extend the user experience over time. You also will never have to worry about accidentally leaving your fridge open again; Samsung’s new product will make sure you know if it needs to be closed.
GE Profile Smart Mixer
The Profile Smart Mixer from GE is the stand mixer you never knew you needed. Bursting at the seams with smart technology, the mixer comes with a built-in scale that perfectly weighs ingredients so that you never have to guess about measurements. It also features an auto sense technology that monitors texture and viscosity in real-time by acquiring torque feedback from the motor. Along with an automatic shut-off feature, the Profile Smart Mixer boasts voice control technology so that you can attend to other important things in the kitchen – like making sure your wine glass is always filled.
Sometimes you just don’t feel like operating your full-sized oven, and that’s where the Brava Glass comes in to save the day. The counter
–top oven cooks food with light, which uses less energy than it takes to preheat a traditional oven. It comes with several different modes, such as air-fry, roast, bake, sear, toast, reheat, rice cook, slow cook, dehydrate and keep warm. The company’s newest iteration features a glass window on the front, so users can get a full view of the oven as it works its magic. Additionally, the Brava Glass comes equipped with the previous version’s heat-resistant internal camera, allowing the entire cooking process to be monitored via the downloadable Brava Home app. Adding to the monitoring process is the oven’s temperature probe, so you never have to deal with an overcooked steak again.
SHARP Smart Dishwasher
The SHARP Smart Dishwasher will make washing all those dirty dishes simpler than ever before. Featuring a sleek stainless-steel finish both inside and out, the dishwasher also comes equipped with LED interior lighting for an easier loading process. The three adjustable racks also make organizing a breeze. Along with the multiple wash zone options, the power wash sprayer makes getting all those tough stains out a painless task. However, the best part of SHARP’s smart dishwasher is the Wi-Fi enabled “Works with Alexa” function. This remote-control feature allows users to turn the dishwasher on and off without ever having to get up off the couch.